FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler says he wants to make major changes to a federal program that subsidizes low-income families' Internet access.
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A record $3.9 billion in E-rate funds will be awarded to schools and libraries this year, with no phone-bill increases for consumers.
April 17, 2015
Fewer than 4 percent of students in a new study displayed the skills to effectively evaluate the reliability and credibility of online science information.
April 07, 2015
Technology should make learning more meaningful and better support teachers, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan told developers at the ASU+GSV summit on Tuesday.
March 23, 2015
An examination of ed-tech use in prestigious private schools prompts a big question: Would public school educators prefer abundant resources, or no standardized tests?
March 17, 2015
Requests for E-rate funds could hit $5.1 billion this year, in part thanks to new funding for internal wireless connections.
February 24, 2015
The Los Angeles Unified district doesn't have the money to continue with plans to provide all students with a computer, superintendent Ramon Cortines said.
February 05, 2015
The state of New York is implementing an initiative that would bring bring high-speed broadband access to most of the state, including to schools.
January 30, 2015
Google's super-fast Internet service known as Google Fiber is coming to four new areas, the company says. But will it be coming to a school near you?
January 24, 2015
Educators at a progressive ed-tech conference sought to provide nuance to the charge that the way schools have embraced "grit" has been harmful to children of color and students from circumstances of poverty.